Grateful Dead Live at Hartford Civic Center on 1984-10-14
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FOB> Nakamichi 300's> CP4Cassette Master> DAT> CDR> Eac> SHN; DAE(EAC) + SHN Encoding by Jeff M.; see info file for notes
- 2004-10-10 15:11:38
- Hartford, CT
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- Transferred by
- Cassette Master> DAT> CDR> Eac> SHN
- Hartford Civic Center
Subject: too many superfluous cuts
It also is oversaturated, go with the Suraci copy, it seems to be the best
Subject: No stool
Subject: Show Stopper
Subject: Hartford/Alabama Connection
Outside of the three years they overplayed it (1979, 1980, 1981 and 1982 if you're being picky), it breaks down like this -
1983: it was only played 10 times, one was in Hartford (10%)
1984: it was only played 8 times, one was in Hartford (12.5%)
1987: it was only played three times, one was in Hartford (33%)
1988: it was only played three times, one was in Hartford (33%)
Out of the 17 shows the Grateful Dead played in Hartford in the years after they introduced the song, they played "Alabama Getaway" SIX times (35%) there. That seems disproportionately greater than at any other venue - Especially in the later years when the song wasn't being played much anywhere.
Can't figure it out, but I haven't done any research into other venues.
Subject: Oh yeaahhhhhh
Subject: My first show
Tonight's show is over the top in terms of both its setlist and the length of the show, though it takes them till about Row Jimmy to really gel. The sound is wierd in the beginning of the first set too; something the matter with their p.a., it seems. The show opens with Bob serenading the crowd with some solo guitar while technical problems are apparently tackled but not resolved.
Hartford was pretty quirky in the sound quality department. It was a steep, square arena; in the upper levels, (which really went up high), the sound was distant and tinny. Phil could sound wonderful in some places, as if he was playing an accoustic bass. In general the band sounded somewhat weak and distant at Hartford Civic Center.
By virtue of Dan Healy's shenanegins, (and whatever drugs he was on at the show), this increasingly becomeas a Grateful Dead meets Butthole Surfers experience. It's as if Gibby Haynes has replaced Dan Healy for the second set and is adding demonic distortions to Bob's voice while simultaneously lighting cymbals on fire.
The wierdness complements yet another visitation of the 60's Grateful Dead to a fall 84 show. This is a very "60's"-inspired tour when you think about it. It's as if they were collectively experiencing nostalgia this tour with the return of the pigpen blues songs, the brief Caution jam from 10-8, the "Dancin' in the Streets" breakout and the return of "Lovelight" to the regular rotation. Tonight's primal moment is the NFA>Lovelight that is truly a jam of the old school-they clearly do not know where they are going to end up, (i.e., it seems like they're collectively trying to decide whether or not to stop and come back for the encore; the result is a nice, loose transition into Lovelight.
A heavy show, a challenging show. The first set must have worn people out! I hope they had a nice, relaxing break, (but knowing Hartford Security at the time, I doubt it.)
Subject: High Time
He must of not liked playing High Time all wacked out. Maybe to close to home? Jerry bust's out some wild solos on Estimated along with Bob's vocals running through a processor.
If you want some real deal '84 check above date and the BCT run end of this month beg of Nov.
top notch Dead.
5 show but 3 or 4 weak aud.
rippin china>rider.(Jerry wails on bridge)
Subject: My first Dead experience
Subject: First Computer Show
Subject: First Computer Show
Subject: Very good for an audience recording
Subject: what first sets use to be
Subject: Incredible ChinaRider
My old cassette of this is at least equal, quality-wise to this version, except mine was missing the Eyes>jam, so I downloaded that. I've got the Space, but not the drums, nor first set, so can't help with the kind patch.
Subject: 80's vs. 70's
Subject: Worth the Trip
You can't beat the China Doll>Throwin' Stones>NFA>Lovelight. It takes you from intense and deep to glorious, wild celebration, just like a great post-drums is supposed to. And Healy's wild mike tricks sure don't bother me; they just add to the weird magic.
My only gripe: this excellent show needs a little TLC, in the form of patching the Drums>Space sequence and Esau, and maybe smoothing out those 1st set level fluctuations (if they're tape artifacts, and not original). Anyone up to that?
As always -- many thanks, and mad props, to archive.org!
Subject: Can't wait to hear the second set...
Subject: A must have
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